• KCRG–TV “Our Town” Comes to Tama

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Jan Gammon LHHB Coordinator, Prairie Rivers of Iowa As Seen in the Fall 2018 Issue Beth Malicki and a cameraman from KCRG-TV came to Tama County on June 4th-6th to interview people at highlighted locations around the county. Among those interviewed were Anne Michaels, past president and member of the Tama Historic Preservation Commission; […]

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  • Clinton County Quarterly Update

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As seen in the 2018 Summer Issue By Cathie Nichols, ILHA President I have an update on the three bridges at Syracuse, between Calamus and Wheatland. I have finally tracked down the owner of the property we are interested in, beside the Wapsipinicon River and between the 1913 and the 1928 sections of highway. He […]

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  • The Legacy of Henry Ostermann

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As Seen in the Summer 2018 Issue By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa Henry Ostermann was a multi-dimension man who helped develop the Lincoln Highway. He was a pioneer in transcontinental travel and provided much insight about traveling to Joy and Fisher. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway is planning for an installation […]

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  • New ILHA President

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    President’s Corner, By Cathie Nichols As Seen in Summer 2018 Issue Hello! I’d like to introduce myself to those who don’t know me. My name is Cathie Nichols. I’ve been married to my husband, Norm, for 46 years. We were both in the healthcare field (RN & Pharmacist) and are now retired. We have two daughters, […]

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  • Minutes from April 14 Meeting in Lowden

    Posted on May 24, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Iowa Lincoln Highway Association April 14, 2018 Called to Order: Dean Parr, President Pro-Tem, called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM.   Secretary Report:  Jan had emailed the minutes out to the Consuls and Directors prior to the meeting and brought hard copies for anyone […]

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    “Crazy” Carl Fisher

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Cory Schouten, Money Watch Republished in our Spring 2018 Newsletter  As you watch the Indy 500 this coming May, think about Carl Fisher, the man who started this race prior to his idea for the Lincoln Highway. The following is from an article written by Cory Schouten for Money Watch on May 27, 2016. […]

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  • Greene County Smithsonian Salute to Sports

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Greene County News The Smithsonian Institute’s “Hometown Teams” traveling exhibit will be at the Greene County Historical Museum and Jefferson Matters: Main Street and the Historical Society are getting their playbooks ready. The “Hometown Teams” exhibit is sponsored by Main Street Iowa. Six communities were selected to host the exhibit in 2018 through a […]

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    Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Update

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As seen in the 2018 issue of the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association newsletter.  By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa I am excited for spring to get here! We recently completed an interpretive panel for Westside’s new Eugene Kock Memorial Park and can’t wait for it to be  installed. It actually was delivered […]

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    Herring Hotel Update

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As Seen in the 2018 ILHA Spring Newsletter By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa The Herring Hotel in Belle Plaine has been abuzz with activity lately.The Herring Hotel received an emergency Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) grant to help put a temporary roof covering on the Hotel.Thanks to Dan Friedman’s crew and […]

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  • Meeting Minutes from January 13th Meeting

    Posted on February 13, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    Meeting Iowa Lincoln Highway Association Board of Directors  January 13, 2018⎮Community Room⎮State Center, Iowa Called to Order: Cathie Nichols called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM.    Secretary Report: The minutes had been emailed out prior to the meeting. Cathie had a correction on the first page- her name should be changed to Barbara […]

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